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The Spoonbill, Vol. 7, No. 8, December 1958 - Image 13. December 1958. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2970/show/2968.

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(December 1958). The Spoonbill, Vol. 7, No. 8, December 1958 - Image 13. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2970/show/2968

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 7, No. 8, December 1958
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. VII, No. 8, December 1958
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date December 1958
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  • periodicals
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Transcript page 7 LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE: Common. Preferring the openings near towns to wooded districts MCCOWN'S BUNTING: or longspur. Found only in Galveston. When flushed they darted from side to side, taking a swift, irregular course, never very high, and suddenly drop down among the grass tussocks with their head toward you. He doubted if they extended farther south than Galveston. Wolfe claims it is seen further south, but not now in the Galveston area or east of there. SAVANNA SPARROW: Sure I know how to spell. I'm just copying. Species found near Brownsville but not at Hidalgo. Found in tall grass in old resaca beds. WESTERN GRASS FINCH: Here we go again. This one turns out to be Baird's sparrow. Can't be too hasty about this translating from Latin to English, I find. For a moment I thought it was a vesper! Two specimens secured near Hidalgo and Brownsville. Listed now at Laguna Atascosa only in the spring and then, rarely. "From the nature of the country, all of the ground birds are extremely difficult to study. The great abundance of impenetrable thickets give them convenient and safe cover at all times. I will say here that during the whole trip not a single nest of the numer out small birds was found on the ground; or in a low bush." SEASIDE FINCH: This is our seaside sparrow, subspecies Sennetti. Found at Galveston. He thought that it resided in the area the year round, and we list it now as a 4R. LINCOLN'S FINCH: You know who! Seen in small flocks near Brownsville. Theywere quite shyI CASSIN'S FINCH: Sparrow to us. He did not meet with it above Brownsville. Very shy. At the first sight of man it darted into the thickest of bushes and was with diffis- oulty flushed out. Very distinctive song. Common at Santa Ana. BLACK-THROATED FINCH: These beautiful little sparrows, almost as restless as titmice, were found in all suitable localities on the Rio Grande. "There is a bush on the Rio Grande, whose name I could not learn, common in exposed and dry places, usually on barren knolls bordering the resacas, whose scanty leaves are so small that it at all times presents a dull and lifeless appearance. It is this bush that the black-throated finches like to frequent." CHIPPING SPARROW: No comment other than species identified at Hidalgo, May 1 and 4 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: Only one specimen taken and nothing noted on its habits. It is however, listed as common in both refuges. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW: Abundant about hedges, fences and thickets near Brownsville Seen together with lark sparrow. LARK FINCH; This sparrow common about Brownsville but scarce farther up the river. Seen sometimes in broken flocks and again apparently in pairs. Now listed as common. BLACK-THROATED BUNTING: This time I thought I had met my Waterloo! The Latin name given is Euspisa Americana and I searched wildly in Peterson, Pough and Wolfe under that name. No luck. Then I tried each sparrow with its Latin name in all three. The I tried all the buntings. Finally I looked in the general species area in Wolfe and found Spiza Americana, and that is it, and it is a diokeissel. Maybe I should have known after Sennett said that he found them in open woodland in the company of blue grosbeaks and orioles "On the northern end of Padre Island, in the middle of Maroh, I saw more of the migration of our northern birds than during the remainder of my stay in Texas, although I was on the island but three or four days." **** ******* *** * * * * Don't forget to get in on the Christmas count. Don't be bashful about lt, just call one of the leaders and get information. Help us have big things to report in the next SPOONBILL.